on Home Building - If you're a do it yourself or or a homeowner who
every once in a while, once to tackle a small or large project but
doesn't know where to begin, can gather useful information from home
building books. I have been using these books for years and may have
been worth their weight in gold.
Specific Concrete Mixes for New Construction - Pay Attention Home
Builders - If you're not an experience building contractor and you're
building a house foundation, you should pay special attention to what
I'm about to say. There should be a specified concrete mix on your
blueprints and if there isn't, contact your structural engineer and make
sure that you get the specified concrete mix in writing.
Dryer Vent Is Missing - Home Building Contractor Mistakes - Home
building contractor mistakes like these happen every once in a while. By
the time you have read the entire article, it shouldn't happen to you,
but there are no guarantees. Dryer vents are often overlooked by
inexperienced home builders.
Proper Smoke Detector Locations – Home Building Advice - One of the
worst things that a home builder can do would be to locate the smoke
detectors in unreachable areas. It doesn't happen as much as it use to,
but when local building departments started to require them in all
houses, you got to see some of them in some strange places.
Problems with Home Building Statistics and Reports - I was reading
an article a few weeks ago, that had a lot of information about things
that might not be true. I know that newspapers, magazines and even large
Internet websites, make lots of money using attention grabbing article
You Should Always Choose Your Interior Finishes before You Start
Building - I really can't say this enough and I won't stop saying
it, until everyone gets the message. The more stuff that you can get
into the original construction contract with out any allowances, the
better off you're going to be.
Interior Designers Can Create Big Problems for Home Builders - I was
working on a track of homes one time and we were building the model
homes. The homes were completely framed, with all of the electrical,
plumbing and heating systems in place, when the interior designer came
to the job and started changing things.
Allowance Problems in New Home Construction -
There are plenty of problems that a homeowner will face while building a
new home and if you can eliminate just one of them, it could make the
difference between you sleeping at night or staying up, worrying about
Stick to Your Construction Budget – Home Construction Ideas - I
seriously can't remember ever building a home, when I was working for
another contractor, where the construction budget was actually balanced.
Whenever they were my projects, I made sure that we finish the job on
budget, unless the homeowner really wanted something extra and
understood the consequences.